Cherry-Merlot Granita

Cherry-Merlot Granita Recipe
Oxmoor House
Orange rind, orange juice, sweet cherries, and merlot are sweetened with a simple syrup and then frozen to make this Cherry-Merlot Granita.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 70
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 11.9 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 8 mg

Ingredients

1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup ice cubes
1 large navel orange
1 cup frozen pitted dark sweet cherries
1 cup merlot

Preparation

1. Combine 1 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in ice cubes.

2. While sugar mixture comes to a boil, grate rind, and squeeze juice from orange to measure 1 tablespoon and 1/2 cup, respectively.

3. Place cherries and sugar mixture in a blender; process for 1 minute or until pureed, stopping as necessary to scrape sides. Stir in rind, juice, and 1 cup merlot; pour into an 8-inch square pan. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or until firm.

4. Remove mixture from freezer; scrape entire mixture with a fork until fluffy.

Note:

June 2010
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